On April 9-11, 2019, ACP Chapter leaders from across the country and abroad met in Philadelphia to discuss current issues of importance in healthcare and review governance policies of the ACP. These meetings are a chance for all ACP Chapters to discuss timely issues, concerns, and priorities, and to act on resolutions to address such issues.
Three resolutions from New York were acted upon: 1. Determining the Average Costs to Medical Practices of Use of Health Information Technology, EHR Enhancements, and Improved Interoperability, and Protecting Physicians from These Costs and 2. Advocating for Group Medical Visit Reimbursement Provided via Telehealth were amended and adopted; 3. Amending the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), was referred for study - meaning that it will be researched over the next year and brought back at next year's Board of Governors meeting.
If you are curious about the resolution process and how to submit, please visit NYACP's Resolutions Page.